i4a Welcomes New Board President

Kelly Butts-Elston, Connections CEO The Iowa Association of Area Agencies on Aging welcomes Kelly Butts-Elston, CEO of Connections Area Agency on Aging, as its incoming board president. Kelly has led Connections AAA since 2017 and worked at the agency since 2003. She has served on the i4a board of directors as Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, and as … Continue reading i4a Welcomes New Board President

Vote Safely Iowa: Your 5-Step Voter’s Guide During COVID-19

The upcoming General Election (November 3, 2020) will likely take place before a vaccine is found for the COVID-19 virus. Adults over the age of 60 remain in the highest risk group to have a serious illness due to the virus. In Iowa, with over 70% of individuals over the age of 60 registered to … Continue reading Vote Safely Iowa: Your 5-Step Voter’s Guide During COVID-19

Long-Distance Caregiving During COVID-19: Tips from Aging Experts

Guest Contributors: Maria Donohoe and Emily Winker According to a recent AARP and National Alliance of Caregiving study, 11% of family caregivers reside an hour or more away from the person for which they provide care (2020), known as long-distance caregivers. Caregiving tasks often include assistance with daily living activities (e.g., bathing, dressing, preparing meals), … Continue reading Long-Distance Caregiving During COVID-19: Tips from Aging Experts